Valissa Yoe, 28; DJ and fashion stylist; East Village; left
Micaela McLucas, 24; photographer; East Village; right
Yoe: “I think people are just really sick of hard electronic crap. It was going to a Hercules and Love Affair concert that really exposed me to what nu-disco meant and where it was going.”
McLucas: "At the end of the day, you want to unwind and let loose, and this music is, like, the perfect shit. Anything that’s really high-energy is always fun at the end of a weekend, and Sundays are the best nights to go out.”
Tensnake, 36; DJ; Hamburg, Germany
"I was really excited about coming back here to (Le) Poisson Rouge. It is a really amazing place because it was originally a concert venue; it feels totally different playing in a club. I prefer to be on the same level where the crowd is, not in a high booth. I don’t like people to look up to me, because it’s about the music, not about me."
Arjuna, 24; sales director; Bushwick, Brooklyn
“A lot of people misjudge this kind of thing, and think that all these people just do drugs. But to be honest, all they really care about are friends and love, as hippie as that sounds.”
Noah Souder-Russo, 27; DJ; Williamsburg, Brooklyn; left
Colin Harris-McTigue, 27; DJ, bartender and union organizer; Ditmas Park, Brooklyn; right
Souder-Russo: "Nobody knows what’s being played right now; nobody’s going up to the DJ booth and requesting songs. I feel like that’s super important in the Top 40, bottle-service world that we all live in. There’s a market for this [kind of music]; people are accepting it and people are excited about it. I think that’s awesome and that’s why I’m here on a Sunday night, even though I have work tomorrow."
Harris-McTigue: I’m a big Simian Fan. I got put onto electronic music probably about seven years ago, and saw Simian four years ago at Highline. Electronic music is like if the whole world was made of robots and you were inside a robot, and listening to a robot’s heartbeat—that’s what it sounds like.